Symposium Guidelines

Symposium Guidelines

  1. The Pacifichem 2020 scientific program will be scheduled during the period Tuesday, December 15 through Sunday, December 20, 2020.
  2. Each symposium must have a minimum of three (3) co-organizers who are from different Pacific Rim countries, AND are members of the Pacifichem 2020 Cosponsoring Societies or Official Participating Organizations [OPOs]. One shall be designated as the “Corresponding Symposium Organizer (CSO),” and all correspondence (e-mail, FAX, letters) relating to the symposium will be directed to this contact person. It is the responsibility of the CSO to keep all other co-organizers informed.
  3. All symposia are managed through the Pacifichem 2020 On-Line Symposium System.
  4. Symposium consist of the name of the Corresponding Symposium Organizer (CSO), and at least 2 additional co-organizers.  Three co-organizers must be from different Pacific Rim countries.  In addition the symposium contains the symposium title, and a brief 150-300 word description of the symposium topics that will be covered in the technical sessions.
  5. Each symposium must include contributed papers, either oral or poster or both. Because there will be no oral General Sessions, organizers are requested to accommodate as many contributed oral papers as possible.
  6. Except for special circumstances, a symposium will have no more than five (5) half-day daytime oral sessions. Additional oral and/or poster sessions may be accommodated in the evenings.
  7. Each half-day oral session will have a maximum duration of 4 hours and should contain at least five (5) presentations. Sessions may have a short break (10 min) for networking or coffee; Sessions may also incorporate a short (5 min) introduction or conclusion. Evening sessions will be 2 hours in duration.
  8. Each half-day oral session should have speakers from more than one country.
  9. Limits on oral and poster presentations: Maximum of 2 invited presentations per individual speaker. Maximum of 3 presentations (2 invited plus 1 contributed) per individual speaker. (There is no limit on co-authorship).
  10. All oral papers should be a minimum of 15 minute duration. The duration of invited oral papers (e.g., 20 min, 30 min, 40 min) is at the discretion of the symposium organizers. However, organizers should note that shorter invited talks (e.g. 30 min) allow for greater flexibility with scheduling more speakers per session.
  11. Pacifichem 2020 will provide complimentary registrations in the form of registration voucher codes for invited speakers using the following procedure:  Two (2) complimentary registrations will be allocated per half-day daytime session if sessions contains 6 or more oral presentations; and one (1) complimentary registration voucher code for less than 6 presentations per half-day daytime session.  No complimentary registrations will be allocated for evening sessions.
  12. All organizers should be aware of the Pacifichem, Inc Diversity/Inclusion Statement while organizing their symposia.